- Title Pages
- List of Illustrations
- Author's Introduction to the Second Edition
- Introduction to the Original Edition
Chapter 1Macgregor Laird
Chapter 2Alexander Elder and John Dempster
Chapter 3Alfred Lewis Jones
Chapter 4The West African Shipping Conference
Chapter 5Expansion and Diversification
Chapter 6The Effects of the Conference System
Chapter 7Lord Kylsant
Chapter 8The Great War
Chapter 9Reconstruction and Change
Chapter 10The End of the Royal Mail Group
Chapter 11The Reorganisation of the Company
Chapter 12The Second World War
Chapter 13Post-War Reconstruction
Chapter 14Recent Developments
Chapter 15The Future
Chapter 16A False Dawn and Terminal Decline
- List of Appendices
Alfred Lewis Jones
Alfred Lewis Jones
- (p.37) Chapter 3 Alfred Lewis Jones
- The Trade Makers
Peter N. Davies
- Liverpool University Press
This chapter follows the professional career of Alfred Lewis Jones to his position as senior partner of Elder Dempster and Company. It details Jones’ early career history, including the establishment of his firm, Alfred L. Jones and Company, and his junior partnership with Elder Dempster and Company. The chapter concludes with Jones’ decision to create a conference system to regulate the West African shipping trade, as a result of constant negotiations with rival opponents Woermann Line of Hamburg and the Royal Niger Company.
Keywords: West Africa, British West Africa, West African Trade, West African Shipping Trade, African Steam Ship Company, Liverpool Shipping, British and African Steam Navigation Company, Elder Dempster, Alfred L. Jones and Company, Alfred Lewis Jones
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